Many of you have probably wondered, "How do I get my product featured on Shapeways?" The best part about having a platform for shopping and making is that there are plenty of places to feature products! Between the Marketplace, forums, social platforms, emails, etc. there are plenty of ways your product can inspire us to share.
First, your shop must be "complete." How do we define that? Three or more products (take a peek at the designer spotlight each week to see examples) that have been printed successfully before.
Second, all three of those products need to be photographed, not renders. This is so your future customers can get the most realistic feel for the products you’re offering. Yes, photorealistic renders are available, but when you’re offering products to someone who has likely never seen a 3D print before, it's nice to show them the tangible proof of concept.
Third, we look for shops that have been built with care. Designers who have taken the extra time to merchandise their shop deserve a spotlight!
Fourth, we want people and stories our community can connect to. Upload a thumbnail of yourself or your favorite model as your profile image. Share your design inspiration on our site. Humanize the micron-precision of the lasers. Tell us how Shapeways has changed your business.
Fifth, let us know you’re out there! We do our best to constantly search for new emerging brands and shops on Shapeways, but even we are human. Tweet at us, post on our Facebook wall, or join us in our forums and post your designs in "It Arrived!" or "Feature This." We use all of the above to find your products. And don't forget to sign up for our emails, as we feature plenty of products there as well. As always, feel free to email us! We'd love to look over your shop for you.